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Joseph Bosco

Joseph Bosco

Saturday, February 1st, 1930 Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

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Obituary for Joseph Bosco

Joseph Bosco, 89, formerly of Somers, entered into Eternal Rest on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Suffield by the River surrounded by his loving daughters. He was born in Arpaise, Italy on February 1, 1930, the loving son to the late Diocleziano and Aurora (DeCaro) Bosco. Joseph married the love of his life, Sarah (Ruggiero) Bosco in 1955 in Benevento, Italy and moved to the United States a year later, where they raised their children and made their home. Joseph and Sarah settled in Enfield and later moved to Somers where they resided for 27 years. In the early 70's he opened Bill's Auto Body Inc, where he was the owner and president for 30 years. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, and was a true animal lover. He collected wooden animals, enjoyed feeding the animals in his yard and was interested and active in mushrooming. He could always be found with a good book in hand, and enjoyed history, especially taking educational family trips that helped him expand his knowledge. Joseph enjoyed being a host and was filled with great joy each time his friends and family from abroad came to stay with him. He will be remembered as a loving and dedicated father and grandfather and will be missed dearly by his family and friends. Joseph is survived by four daughters, Dolores Brown and her fiancé, James McGowan of Enfield, Joanne Dunn and her husband, Michael of Simsbury, Marisa Costello and her husband, Thomas of Hingham, MA, and Teresa Mancini and her husband, Mark of Somers; nine grandchildren, Nicholas and Victoria Brown, Joseph, Sean, and Michael Dunn, Brendan and Aidan Costello, and Sarah and Caterina Mancini; a brother, Raffaele Bosco and his wife, Rosa of Siena, Italy; a sister-in-law, Anna Ruggiero of North Carolina; a brother-in-law, Frank Ruggiero and his wife, Loretta of Suffield; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his beloved wife of 59 years, Sarah, Joseph was predeceased by a daughter, Aurora "Rori" Bosco; a brother, Angelo Bosco and sister-in-law, Mary Bosco; a brother-in-law, Leonard Ruggiero; and a son-in-law, Jerry Brown, Jr. The family would like to extend a very special thank you to the entire staff at River's Watch for their compassion and care. Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for calling hours from 4:00 - 7:00 pm on Friday, July 12, 2019 at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Rd., Enfield, CT 06082. A procession will gather at 9:00 am at the funeral home on Saturday, July 13, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am at St. Patrick's Church, 64 Pearl Street, Enfield, CT 06082. Burial will follow at St. Patrick's King Street Cemetery. Donations in memory of Joseph may be made to the Dementia Society of America, 114 N Main St, Doylestown, PA 18901 or to Vitas Healthcare, 628 Hebron Ave Ste 300, Glastonbury, CT 06033. To leave online condolences please visit www.leetestevens.com

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  • Visitation

    Friday, July 12th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Leete Stevens Enfield Chapels
    61 South Rd.
    Enfield, CT
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    Friday, July 12th, 2019
    4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Mass

    Saturday, July 13th, 2019 | 10:00am
    St. Patrick Church
    64 Pearl St.
    Enfield, CT
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    Saturday, July 13th, 2019
    A procession will gather at 9:00 am at the funeral home.
  • Interment

    Saturday, July 13th, 2019 |
    St. Patrick's King Street Cemetery
    King Street
    Enfield, CT
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    Saturday, July 13th, 2019

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la Famiglia Mignini non ti dimenticherà mai........... Ora tu sarai vicino con l'amata Sarah e Aurora.
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Anthony DiPace

Deepest Sympathy for your Families Loss, He was a Great Man,
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